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Backlogging – I made an iced tea with this yesterday and I quite enjoyed it as my after dinner drink. :) The lemon ginger combo here makes it good with food and i was glad to find it’s just as good cold as it is hot. I might need to keep this in my fridge more in the future…
Tisane of the afternoon here. I have the lemon ginger tulsi and this is also good, just a mixture of ginger and tulsi. Tastes gingery, spicy and slightly minty/herby from the tulsi. This is a really good after lunch tisane, I’m enjoying it. It would also be great for evening time.
Strange… and strangely sexy! I have been obsessed with rose scents since I got hooked on Lush’s Rose Jam perfume a while back, so I have been looking for something sweet and rosy to sip as well. You get a distinct rose perfume from this but it is still VERY herbal (well… duh!). It’s a good balance and I did enjoy it, but I doubt I will find myself reaching for this often since I have other rose teas on hand I need to try. Still looking for the perfect sweet rose jam tea to sip while I take Rose Jam bubbleroon baths (LUSHies KNOW.) – let me know if it’s out there!
This is not a tasty tea. It says it is pomegranate green – but I’m not tasting any pomegranate. I taste a little bitterness and some strange background taste.
Not a fan, but I consider this a tasting adventure…thank you Short Sorceress!
oof – could not sleep last night and have been drinking coffee AND tea all day but I should probably stop soon before I have problems sleeping tonight. :)
Tulsi always makes me feel good although I don’t necessarily love the taste, it is nice and helps me cope with stress. Some days I just think all of my stress is self inflicted but anyway that’s another story. This tea is good with soymilk also.
I found this one in a health food store today. Yay! Finally I’ve found tulsi tea!
It’s pretty good. I decided to add a bit of honey to it because I have a sore throat, and that improved the taste a bit. It’s not as sharp and citrusy as the tulsi I’ve had before, but that’s probably because a) it’s in bags, and b) it’s a mix of 3 different types of tulsi.
Anyways, it’s good, and if I can’t find a good loose tulsi, I’ll definitely get this one again.
There is a new health food store that opened up near my office and they have a HUGE organic tea section. Most of them are bagged, but they all look pretty high end. I was intrigued by the combination of Cinnamon and Rose, which is something I’ve never heard of before so I bought this one at lunch.
I laughed when I opened this up because the description describes this tea as “delicate”. I would not describe the aroma or taste as delicate at all! It is strong. You can smell this very far away and my co-workers were remarking on how great it smelled. It reminds me of herbal teas they sometimes give you in spas (not that I’ve really been to many).
I can make out the cinnamon and tulsi immediately. It takes me a while to find the rose in all of this. I couldn’t help thinking “Poor, rose! You’re a little bullied by these other scents and flavors.”
I had intended to leave the bag in my cup (I can be lazy about my tea at work), but the smell and taste got so strong I had to take it out after about a minute. The taste is very sweet and like the aroma, the cinnamon and tulsi take the front seat. Rose is there, but it just adds a light headiness to the tea. It supports the other flavors rather than standing on its own.
Overall, I found this a pleasant sweet tisane, but I don’t think I would have it often and only in small amounts. Tulsi is a bit overpowering! It might be interesting to try iced to see if it mutes the flavors some.
I’ve been thinking about trying everything iced lately! :-) 90 degrees today!
If you are single, live alone, female, knit doily’s, over 50, like roses, and old fashioned, this is your tea!
the last tulsi tea bag from my thieving spree at yogaville. :)
(don’t worry it’s not really stealing, meals are included)
jasmine mint green tea? basically yes.
a little grassy. a little stemy. enjoyed.
relaxing. maybe too strongly spiced for me to drink it regularly, but it’s still a very nice blend.
i aim to try all the tulsi teas i can.
Tea of the mid-morning here, it’s a bit odd mixing tulsi with black tea and I don’t really drink this for the flavor of it, I just like the way tulsi makes me feel nice and relaxed. Imagine black tea mixed with a muddy, unwashed mint and you get the idea.
Anyway I am having a great Monday but I spent all day yesterday relaxing, doing meditation, yoga, walking and drinking tea. A great way to start off the week!
Made my own custom blend combining this, spearmint and lemon verbena then poured over ice. It’s pretty good this way!
i’ve been loving these tulsi samples i’ve been finishing up. i seriously need to buy some loose leaf tulsi. i have a feeling it’ll benefit me in many ways.
if anyone has a brand they like let me know! :)
now i will go to sleep super early so i can wake up at 5am and run a half marathon in the woods and rain with my sister. i’m totally looking forward to it. i have my pre-run and post-run teas already picked out. and we will go to the twisted branch tea house for lunch. xo
I bought this tea in India last month and I love it. Tulsi is really great for your health and anxiety without making you sleepy. I actually bought it in the decaf version too. I drink the decaf version more because I enjoy the relaxing qualities in the evening. The bag can only get a hearty one brew so that is why I am not giving it a 100%. I would buy it again if I came across it.
Whole foods had these in the sample basket awhile back. I’m a huge fan of pomegranate, but this tasted nothing like it. I’m definitely not a fan of this one.
I love this tea- the mango isn’t really hugely noticeable, but it takes the edge off the basil and I just love this tea. I’ve added honey, drank it straight, and used it as my carrier for marshmallow root extract. It’s a great all-day tea and is even good cold!
Too much Easter dinner at the in-laws. This will help my belly :)
Tea of the mid-morning here… not a personal favorite in terms of flavor but it’s a good way to get some tulsi in with your caffeine at the same time. :)
A very spicy and warming tisane, especially wonderful when you’ve come down with a cold. The combination of ginger and lemon and the naturally spicy holy basil really wake and warm you up.
I couldn’t imagine drinking it any other time but the winter though, which isn’t the tea’s problem, I guess; spicy teas are just more suitable for colder days. :)
Oh, and be wary of over-steeping: the ginger can get overwhelming to the point where I’d consider it undrinkable.
I was hoping to taste the black tea more …. it really just tastes like tulsi to me (tulsi = holy basil). Not what I expected…. sweeter more herbal.
I used to love this tea but oddly enough it is making my stomach queasy the last few times I have had it – not sure what that’s all about. :(
Will keep my rating where it is for now…
Backlog – we had this tea last night before bed and I enjoyed it much more than I remember so I decided to bump up the score a bit. I recommend a touch of sweetener to make this a bit more palatable.